Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere you will be well aware that the 70s are big this season. Now for us that makes us a little bit more happy than it really should but what can we say, it really floats our boat(s).
With this in mind and a love of a good vintage rummage already a favourite past time of ours (that sounds a bit rude but we promise it’s not) a few new retro additions to our wardrobes seem more relevant than ever.
Take this pink silk shirt for example. After a morning of surfing trying to hunt down a bright silk shirt in a fun, Summery colour but to no avail, a quick nose around a vintage store and what do we find sitting, waiting as if it’s meant to be? None other than said shirt. Spooky right? That’s the glorious thing about vintage shopping: when you come across something that tickles your fancy which actually fits it’s like a magical sartorial equation where 2 universes align to bring you a fabulous find. Ok that maybe just a tad over the top but you get the gist.
So we say embrace the retro trend this season with a mix of designer, high street and a spot of true vintage thrown in for (unique) good measure.
Here our some of our favourite vintage places incase this has inspired you to try and hunt out some vintage pieces:
Hammersmith vintage fair is on early Sunday mornings every couple of months www.pa-antiques.co.uk
Mint in Stoke Newington for a great selection of on trend pieces www.mintvintage.co.uk
Spitalfields Market on Thursdays has a huge selection of vintage stalls selling clothing, jewellery and interesting finds for your home too www.oldspitalfieldsmarket.com
Camden Passage stalls are there on Wednesdays and the Weekend are are perfect for a good ol’ rummage
Beyond Retro have shops all over London and also have a big selection, we like the Dalston store the best www.beyondretro.com
Blitz London markets itself as the first vintage Department Store and with 2 levels rammed full of vintage plus a little coffee shop we have to agree www.blitzlondon.co.uk
We’d love to hear if you’ve been to any of the above places and if you know of any vintage gems?!